Tag Archives: prairie

Haiku for the weeks: 10/30/14 – 11/11/14

10/30/14 skim-coated sunset delicately tints soft air, sweeping dusk sighways This haiku was the first one after a bit of a break/fall off the wagon. I seem to keep needing to relearn to slow down in my day to day … Continue reading

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Haiku for the week 08/01/14 – 08/08/14

Those thick-tongued days of deep summer make silvery strands of insight tough to snag, even on my calloused fingertips. These haiku attempt meditation through immersion in setting: 08/01/14 yellowed cottonwood: Septemberings reddening August’s early fall weedy fur scruff wears thin … Continue reading

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Haiku for the week: 07/26/14 – 07/31/14

And a part of me wants to explain that I love living in the prairie, how the sky feels taller there and how the weeds have familiar, childhood names like foxtail and clover. And although it is tedious to drive … Continue reading

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Haiku for the week: 07/18/14 – 07/25/14

So the good news is that I’ll get to keep my leg… I really feel like I need that kind of melodrama to maintain my perspective in this summer’s ongoing saga between my left knee and me. (spoiler alert, It … Continue reading

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Haiku for the week: 05/31/14 – 06/05/14

I love summer thunderstorms with their brazen power taking up the entire sky, scrubbing at the earth, putting us all in our place. We’ve been waking up to pummelled tree branches along the humid streets; proof of the beatings we … Continue reading

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Haiku for the day: 04/28/14

It’s a bit windy out. In Kansas, that can be translated to any of the following:¬† You seriously question the viability of your roof, probably because your neighbor’s shingles are littering your lawn. It means you don’t bother with hairspray … Continue reading

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Haiku for the day: 04/26/14

Wasn’t being at home sick as a kid a pretty good time? I never had any Ferris Bueller type adventures, but still I got to sleep in, had meals brought to my bed, and no matter how miserable I felt, … Continue reading

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Haiku for the Day 04/06/14

We went for one of those perfect late afternoon walks after supper when small towns come to life, awash in birdsong and late slanting sun… steps like¬† heartbeat, I recalled the hundreds of other walks like this in the past … Continue reading

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April 10, 2013

It was another typical whiplash spring in Kansas…70 degrees on Monday, our first truly glorious sign of the season’s change, charcoal smoke in every backyard. Tuesday we had sleet, rain, thunder, horizontal winds, and three separate hail storms with freezing … Continue reading

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